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recipes, spiritual life, women

Church ladies in action…

Bringing over an e-magazine piece from Weelunk.com: Nora Edinger  July 16, 2019 There’s a practical reason Lesa Tustin wears her apron inside out. It’s one of perhaps a million tweaks in the city’s ever-unfolding presence of Greek immigrants and food inspired by sea and sun. “It this rice?!” the tech guy demanded on the day she decided… Continue reading Church ladies in action…

gardening, spiritual life

Just a bumbling along

I didn't pet this sleeping bumblebee, but such a thing is possible. Imagine! "...even the insects in my path are not loafers, but have their special errands". Henry David Thoreau, American writer Bumblebees sleep in our garden. It's true. I often find them early in the morning, still tucked into bed in the depths of… Continue reading Just a bumbling along

recipes

Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes

recipes, spiritual life

The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions

"This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” Julia Child, master chef Notice that Queen Julia didn't advise tinkering with recipes. Really tinkering. Which I do. Often with wild recipe substitutions. Sometimes it works brilliantly. Sometimes it fails. Other… Continue reading The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions